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10/28/2009

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Riot Police Raid Dam Disaster Site

RusHydro, the state-controlled owner of the plant, said the surprise raid halted all activities there, snarling repair work and efforts to prepare the plant for the winter.

Russia, Georgia Spar Over Press Freedom Post

The countries each nominate Moscow-based candidates for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe position.

Nurgaliyev Goes Into Damage Control

The orders come after a police officer in the Tuva region shot two traffic policemen, killing one and injuring the other, before turning his service gun on himself last weekend.

‘RIC’ States See Role In New World Order

The ministers said they would collectively leverage their status as three of the world’s developing giants to make the international governance structure more emerging-market friendly.

Antitrust Watchdog Fines Rosneft $180M

The service found the firms in violation of the law in July, accusing them of deliberately driving up wholesale prices for gasoline and other oil products in the first half of 2009.

Polish Gas Talks Move Forward

By Yelena Mazneva / Vedomosti
Gazprom and Polish state energy firm Polskie Gornictwo Naftowe i Gazownictwo, or PGNiG, will each take 50 percent stakes in Europol Gaz, which operates the Yamal-Europe pipeline in Poland.

AIDS Experts Say Russia Needs New HIV Strategy

AP
AIDS specialists meeting here say the government should use methadone treatment and other so-called harm-reduction strategies, saying HIV may be moving from addicts, sex workers and gay men into the general population.

Space Chief Proposes Nuclear Spaceship

AP
President Dmitry Medvedev urged the Cabinet to consider providing the necessary funding.

Criminal Case Opened Against Rights Group Chairman

AP
The report of the case against Oleg Orlov, chairman of Memorial, comes less than a week after the European Union awarded its top human rights honor, the Sakharov Prize, to Orlov and two other activists.

France Sentences Gaidamak to 6 Years

Combined Reports
The sentence means that the Russian-Israeli tycoon, who is living in Russia and faces separate embezzlement accusations in Israel, faces the risk of arrest should he ever decide to leave Russia.

Prosecutor Says Crime Dropping in Military

The Moscow Times
The prosecutor added that the number of conscripts who have suffered from hazing fell by 12 percent from January to September.
Fashion designer Giorgio Armani, center, speaking to reporters Tuesday in the GUM department store. The Italian fashion company, which has 10 stores and about 220 points of sale in Russia, plans to open up to three more stores and “lots of points of sale” as business improves.

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Fashion designer Giorgio Armani, center, speaking to reporters Tuesday in the GUM department store. The Italian fashion company, which has 10 stores and about 220 points of sale in Russia, plans to open up to three more stores and “lots of points of sale” as business improves.

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